Yellowstone National Park
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- National Park
The first of the national parks, Yellowstone was discovered and explored in 1808 by John Colter, formerly of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Today millions of visitors are still enjoying this spectacular wilderness.
Whether you are a camera buff, a geologist, nature lover, or just a tourist, Yellowstone will weave its spell on you. Geysers periodically spouting water, "mudpots" filled with boiling mud and sulphurous smell can be left behind in the blink of an eye.
The next curve in the road can suddenly give you a breathtaking scene of whitecapped mountains, sweet air and rivers that cascade into powerful waterfalls. Mountain meadows filled with profusions of wildflowers may be the backdrop for elk or deer.
Buffalo and grizzly bears are the most spectacular animals seen in the park. The grizzlies are harder to spot and tend to stay in the high country, while the buffalo can be seen grazing and you may need to share the road with them. Other animals to watch for include antelope, bighorn sheep, coyote, lynx, wolves, mountain lion, and numerous birds.
Fishing, biking, horseback riding and boating are just a few of the activities offered. In the winter, the quiet beauty of Yellowstone is awe-inspiring. The wilderness saga continues and can only be seen by those who venture in by cross-country skis, snowshoes, snowmobiles, or snowcoach. Whatever season you visit the park, the unparalleled beauty of nature will give you special memories that you will cherish forever.